Product Focus - June 2021

Product Focus - June 2021

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Electronic Leak Detector

1 // Hermann Sewerin GmbH SeCorrPhon AC 200
The SeCorrPhon AC 200 from Hermann Sewerin GmbH combines the characteristics of a correlator with acoustic water leak detection, offering prelocation, pinpointing and correlation in one single system. It is based on the tried and tested housing and hardware concept of the AQUAPHON A 200 by Sewerin. Each is ideal for use for leak detection across all sections, materials, diameters and lengths of pipelines. Numerous additional functions are also available for complex location scenarios. 888-592-9916;

Electronic Line Locators

2 // Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2
The Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2 is a multifrequency utility locator that takes the features of the original UtiliGuard and adds a user interface, integrated data capture and GPS positioning. The user interface has simplified graphics that are easier and faster to interpret. Operators will notice a change in screen layout when directly over a utility locate, providing positive confirmation. Screen graphics deliver increased operator confidence, locate consistency and operational performance. It automatically captures data without altering the operator’s normal workflow. This data can be used to verify performance and demonstrate quality and process compliance in the field. Supervisors can also track performance, compare it with benchmarks and enable actionable outcomes to be implemented. This reporting and auditing capability helps increase quality, reduce cable strikes and increase productivity across multiple crews. 800-846-2713;

3 // Vivax-Metrotech vLoc3-Pro
The vLoc3-Pro utility locator from Vivax-Metrotech includes two sets of 3D antennas, helping signal distortion to be easily detected and displayed on the color display. Along with classic locate screens, it offers vector locate screens for automatic non-walkover locating; transverse graph showing peak and null simultaneously, providing an immediate measurement of signal distortion; plan view showing the orientation of the cable at any angle; and a graphical sonde screen with guidance arrows leading to the sonde location even when it is vertical. The user-configurable locator has eight passive modes, fault-find, SD (showing the direction of outgoing current), and a range of configurable frequencies from 16Hz to 200 kHz. Audio and mechanical vibration alerts can be configured by the user providing warnings for shallow depth, overload, overhead cables, and excessive swinging. 800-446-3392;

Push TV Camera Systems

4 // CPI Products PoleCat
Sometimes push inspection cameras are hard to control when not in a pipe and trying to look into a ground-level space. It can be dangerous to kneel down and stick your head in these places, and in some areas that violates safety rules. When you need to look into a septic tank or other opening, inspectors often resort to improvising ways to control their inspection camera. The PoleCat from CPI Products is designed and made for this application. Simply strap an inspection camera to it with the preinstalled Velcro, loosen the lock nut, turn to the angle desired, attach any standard broomstick threaded extension pole and it’s ready. It fits any push inspection camera and installs in minutes. 413-443-0925;

5 // CUES MPlus+ XL
The CUES MPlus+ XL push system is designed for easy operation and flexibility with an all-in-one setup and quick removal of the control unit, which can be used separately. It includes a coiler configuration and pan-and-tilt camera for mainline and larger pipeline applications up to 500 feet. It integrates video observation coding, observation coding interface and digital recording. The lightweight system includes large, durable wheels for portability and a balanced footprint for stability. It is manufactured to handle rigorous field use. 800-327-7791;

6 // Envirosight Verisight Pro+
The Verisight Pro+ from Envirosight includes a stainless self-leveling camera with shadowless, variable LED illumination to capture crisp video footage, regardless of pipe material. With supplied centering devices, it inspects lines 2 inches and up, and snakes through multiple bends for maximum range. An integral tri-band sonde (33 kHz, 512 Hz, 640 Hz) works with most any locator. Its rugged welded-steel coiler comes with 130, 200 or 330 feet of pushrod. The entire system runs continuously for six hours off internal rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, or off mains or vehicle power. Its multilanguage controller displays footage on an 8-inch TFT LCD screen and captures up to 90 hours of MPEG 4 video on an SD/SDHC card (up to 32 GB) or USB stick (up to 128 GB). It lets you zoom 3X and capture images in JPEG format from both live and recorded video, and offers a 16-page text-writer with full-QWERTY keyboard. 866-838-3763;

7 // EPL Solutions Gvision
The Gvision camera system from EPL Solutions offers a rugged, compact solution for inspecting pipelines 3 to 12 inches in diameter. Available with 200 to 400 feet of pushrod, the reel has a stiff, yet flexible fiberglass cable that is optimized for farther pushes through turns and bends. The color camera is self-leveling and includes a powerful, convenient, always-on 512 Hz transmitter for quick and precise area determination. The antiglare LCD monitor delivers a clear, crisp picture even in direct sunlight. To record video inspections, connect a USB storage device or Apple mobile device directly into the USB port. The DVR outputs HD-quality videos, which can be stored and shared from a mobile device. 714-453-9760;

8 // Forbest Products FB-PIC3388MT-200
The FB-PIC3388MT-200 from Forbest Products has a 1.5-inch self-leveling camera head (512 Hz built-in sonde transmitter in the spring kit), 200-foot of pushrod and a portable control station with a 10-inch LCD screen. It is suitable for lines from 4 to 8 inches. It has a detachable and interchangeable design that allows the user to easily screw on or off parts for upgrading or repair. 877-369-1199;

9 // GP Sewer Cam
The GP Sewer Cam is made to be dropped. The heart of the jet-powered system is its durable and simple-to-use GoPro Hero 7 Black camera. Not only is GoPro camera technology affordable, but its durability guarantee has made it the go-to camera to document extreme sports, where it takes a physical beating. The skid unit is compatible with 6- to 18-inch pipe and is constructed from Type 304 stainless steel. Custom skids are available for larger pipe. GP Sewer Cam has teamed up with Arthur Products so every GP Sewer Cam comes with a custom-drilled (to buyer’s jetting specs) nozzle. The unit is 4 1/2 pounds, has three screws and one moving part, and is completely made in the U.S. 310-774-9468;

The TVBTech-USA Model 3499FB, distributed by INSPECTORCAMERAS.COM, is a rugged yet compact sewer inspection camera that is easy to use and is supplied with a 1-inch self-level color camera head, 512 Hz Sonde transmitter, distance/foot counter, time and date stamp, on-screen text writing capability and video recording with snapshot picture function. The 115-foot heavy-duty pushrod cable provides a nice blend of flexibility and stiffness to allow use in a variety of pipes and conditions. The camera controls are fully self-contained inside an easily removable control case for use in confined or restricted spaces. 603-267-0400;

11 // Electric Eel eCAM Ace 2 SL 
The eCAM Ace 2 SL from Electric Eel includes a built-in battery cradle that accepts a Milwaukee M18 or equivalent battery, adding convenience for the operator and allowing easy access to power for remote fieldwork or where electricity is not available. Battery life is six to seven hours. The unit includes a self-leveling color camera, one-touch USB recording, an on-screen footage counter, and wheels for easy transport and maneuverability. A rugged stainless steel-housed 1.68-inch-diameter self-leveling color camera inspects 3- to 10-inch lines. It has a sapphire lens with 20-LED light ring and high-resolution CCD element. The flexible camera spring is designed to navigate 3-inch P-traps. Its auto iris adjusts lighting automatically. It comes with an industry-standard 512 Hz sonde, a 5.4-inch LCD monitor with AR film for optimal viewing, a protective acrylic, antiglare monitor shield, a video output jack for the recording option, and comes standard with 200 feet of braided fiberglass premium 1/2-inch-diameter pushrod. 800-833-1212;

12 // MyTana Inspect & Locate Package
Designed for full capability in lines large and small, MyTana’s Inspect & Locate Package comes with a single control unit that connects to both a large-diameter camera for inspecting up to 8-inch lines on 200 feet of pushrod, and a small-diameter camera for inspecting 1 1/2- to 3-inch lines on 100 feet of pushrod. The control unit’s daylight-readable monitor delivers high-clarity footage, and all-digital recording lets the user save that footage to either the 64 GB internal drive or a removable USB flash drive. Operators can also stream video wirelessly to multiple devices. The multifrequency locator works on all pipes including cast iron. Continual depth readout and directional indicators allow for intuitive operation with audio feedback. With the included transmitter, the user can trace a signal on drainlines or find buried utilities. 800-328-8170;

13 // Pearpoint P540c
The Pearpoint P540c offers an intuitive graphical user interface with built-in user manual, a full-size QWERTY keyboard and a choice of six different languages at launch. Context-sensitive, ATM-style buttons on both sides of the display provide access to the easy-to-use menus while an additional seven buttons offer direct control of the most-used functions. It has the capability to use the newly designed command module with any reel system. This will provide contractors the flexibility of having multiple rods for different uses while only needing one command module. 800-688-8094;

14 // RapidView IBAK North America MicroLite Pushrod System
The MicroLite Pushrod System from RapidView IBAK North America is a lightweight, small-diameter push system with durable steel-frame construction that delivers a high-quality image for all contractors and plumbers. Fitted with 100 feet of push cable, powerful LED lighting and an auto-uprighting camera, it is designed to inspect pipelines 2 to 4 inches in diameter. The entire system is powered by rechargeable batteries and is equipped with the positionable MicroLite Command Console, which includes a 10-inch touch-screen monitor, full Windows operating system, two USB connections and recording software. 800-656-4225;

15 // Ratech Electronics Plumber’s Helper Jr.
The Plumber’s Helper Jr. pipe inspection system from Ratech Electronics is based on a small-scale reel and comes with 100 feet of mini Gel Rod cable, a removable compact command module with 7.1-inch LCD, a built-in battery and an SD recorder for recording digital images and video. This mini pipe inspection system is available with a full-spectrum, 1.375-inch, self-leveling color camera; a standard color camera; or any of the company’s three micro camera heads, 5/8-, 3/4- or 1-inch diameter. 905-660-7072;

16 // SECON Extreme Series
Extreme Series cordless sewer cameras from SECON come with two 20-volt DeWALT batteries and a charging station. An 18-volt power supply is included for plug-in operation. They have Wi-Fi connection to view and record inspections in real time on personal smart devices. The unit includes a 7-inch color LCD monitor, 512 Hz sonde/transmitter and a stainless steel camera head. They are available with 100 to 300 feet of push cable and are capable of viewing 1 1/2- to 12-inch pipe. 702-527-5100;

17 // Spartan Tool Explorer
The Explorer modular camera system from Spartan Tool has a control box that is compatible with five different pushrods up to 400 feet in length, letting the user quickly adapt to any environment. Included WinCan software allows the user to map full plumbing systems for future reference, and files can be saved to a WinCan account, the cloud, external USB drives and the system’s internal storage. The stainless steel camera head provides a crisp, color picture to the superbright, sunlight-readable LCD. Change out reels to create a system that provides the ability to tackle any size job. 800-435-3866;


18 // RIDGID SeekTech ST-305R Transmitter
The RIDGID SeekTech ST-305R Transmitter is a compact yet powerful multifrequency transmitter. It can be used with any SeekTech or NaviTrack receiver to find buried conductors such as pipes, cables and wires. With its battery shoe, it can be powered by a lithium ion 18-volt rechargeable battery or six alkaline or NiMH C-cell batteries. It delivers up to 5 watts of power and transmits two frequencies simultaneously to allow optimal frequency selection. Audio feedback also confirms a good circuit before beginning a trace. 800-474-3443;

Smoke Locators

19 // Cherne Residential Plumbing Smoke Blower
The Cherne Residential Plumbing Smoke Blower is a fast and easy leak detection system. The blower uses long-lasting dense smoke that is pumped into a plumbing system to identify leaks quickly and efficiently. It comes with a 5-foot, heavy-duty hose that fits a 4-inch clean-out tee and is lightweight and corrosion-resistant. With exhaust pumped through the plumbing, the blower can be used indoors and easily transported with its top-mounted carrying handle. Its efficient 122cc, 3.5 hp, four-stroke Honda engine provides more than 700 cfm, making it fast, easy and safe to determine plumbing problem areas. Through vibration damping, excess movement and noise are also minimized, creating a smoother and more efficient experience. 800-321-9532;

20 // Hurco Technologies Power Smoker 2
The Power Smoker 2 from Hurco Technologies quickly locates leaks in new and existing plumbing systems. The machine is connected to a clean-out, and smoke is sent through the system to reveal any problem areas. The system uses LiquiSmoke, a laboratory-tested safe smoke that costs cents per minute to use and has an indefinite shelf life. When the test is complete, the smoke dissipates without leaving an odor or residue. 800-888-1436;

21 // Superior Signal 5E Electric Smoker
When testing laterals and building plumbing, or pumping or inspecting septic tanks, smoke testing is a quick and effective way to find plumbing faults that lead to odors, leaks and inflow. The 5E Electric Smoker from Superior Signal easily connects to any clean-out, port or vent to smoke test the entire system in just a few minutes. It gently pushes smoke throughout the system to find cracks and leaks and quickly identify problems, taking only minutes to set up and seconds to see the results. It comes complete with 8-foot industrial grade hose. Used with Superior Smoke Candles, this cost-effective solution is suitable for hard-to-find odors, leaks and other faults in commercial, residential and municipal facilities. 800-945-8378; 


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